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Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 788

by mvdwege (#48880115) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Anybody that has driven a manual shifter knows that engine noise is a useful feedback mechanism to the driver.

I ride a motorcycle. Since the engine is out in the open, you can always hear the engine. And yet I find myself relying more on the throttle response and the tachometer to tell me when to shift. They could be entirely silent and I still would shift at the same points.

In fact, I did my final test on a Suzuki LS650 Savage, which does not have a tacho, and I hated it. I had to shift entirely on intuition.

Comment: Re:So (Score 2) 331

by mvdwege (#48843907) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Is there a way to reclaim Slashdot from this constant barrage of psychological assault on IT professionals by outsiders?

Yes, it is called "stop being misogynistic whiny manbabies if you're called on some of your misbehaviour".

The other way is of course time. There is a movement for more diversity, and it will win eventually when said manbabies die out. Given their obnoxious whinging, they are not recruiting faster than they are dying out, and every flare-up into uglyness like GamerGhazi throws off more moderates.

Comment: Re:That is not doxing (Score 2) 171

by mvdwege (#48724359) Attached to: Doxing -- Something To Expect More of In 2015

there is no such thing as "clickbait fallacy".

Yes there is. 'Clickbait fallacy' is a dog whistle phrase in the same vein as 'Social Justice Warrior' or 'political correctness'. It signifies that the poster is a reactionary white manchild who thinks the person harrassed by the 'doxing' "had it coming".

<Looks at OP UID> Oh look, it's epyT-R. QED.

Comment: Re:Mod parent up. (Score 1) 552

by mvdwege (#48679571) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

If the cost of programming comes down, there will be less incentive to do it

Really? There are plenty of programmers out there that do it because they want to, even for free.

The existence of Free and Open Source Software alone proves that as long as the material needs in Maslow's hierarchy are provided for, people will program because it satisfies a non-material need.

Comment: Re:Parent comment shows exactly what's wrong with (Score 1) 164

by mvdwege (#48672043) Attached to: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

I'm not going to install a hacked-to-shit Debian install to coddle the typo of morons Shuttleworth seems to think to be a demographic worth mining, no.

No, sorry, I don't like to relate to and empathize with idiots. If that makes me an elitist, so be it. It doesn't take away anything from the fact that I am not going to take anecdotes about Ubuntu fuckups as fact, unlike you. The facts of who is rational here are evident.

Comment: Re:Parent comment shows exactly what's wrong with (Score 1) 164

by mvdwege (#48667433) Attached to: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

You're an idiot if you put your manual network config in rc.local on an Ubuntu system. If that is your story, I have no problems believing the newbies in your vicinity thought it was difficult.

And since I distinctly remember running Debian+Gnome+NetworkManager in that same timeframe with no problems whatsoever using a static config, I think your problems were more of a PEBCAK nature.

Comment: Re:Lost His Balls (Score 1) 78

by mvdwege (#48651199) Attached to: Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

Oh my. People this stupid really exist.

Hey kiddo, hate to burst your bubble, but Colbert was never on your side. I'll spell it out for you: he does a parody of a White Conservative Man.

And if this kind of rampant stupidity is a sample of the kind of comments that video was expected to attract, disabling comments seems eminently reasonable to me.

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have. -- Ernest Haskins